Support for exporting businesses

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If you are considering a move into the export market, it’s likely you’ll have a few questions. These sources should be able to offer some guidance and support;

About UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helps UK based companies of all sizes to grow and become more profitable by exporting their products and services. And with local offices both in the UK and around the world, you’re never far from one of their advisers. Visit for more information.

Institute of Export and International Trade

Since 1935 the Institute has been helping British businesses of all kinds and sizes make a success of exporting.

Services include training and education for everyone from beginners to experts in key aspects of international trading. Their online helpline is invaluable for those companies that are trading abroad – or that are considering doing so. 

Open to Export portal 

The Open to Export portal is a community-driven source of information for small businesses looking to export. 

There’s an interactive Q&A area where you can pose questions to public and private sector advisors and industry experts and the portal also runs a number of events for business owners where they can interact with their new markets. 

Federation of Small Businesses 

The Federation of Small Businesses lobbies the government to help small companies boost their opportunities for international trade.

The Federation can help with advice on how to deal with red tape, bureaucracy and exchange rates.

European Small Business Portal 

Run through the European Trade Commission, the European Small Business Portal is a one-stop-shop for all the information provided by the EU for small businesses. Whether it’s practical advice or guidance on policy issues you are looking for, you’ll find it here.


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